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National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to cause D.C. traffic delays

It's the most wonderful time of the year in D.C. -- unless you're a downtown commuter. The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Thursday evening at the Ellipse.

Thursday - 12/04/2014, 10:31am EST

Tags: National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, National Christmas Tree, sprawl and crawl, traffic, Jim Battagliese, Dave Dildine

Friday's traffic trifecta: It could get ugly out there

Between the Nats game, the Jewish holiday and the usual Friday-afternoon jam, be ready for delays on the roads -- and on Metro too.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 01:31pm EDT

Tags: traffic, yom kippur, Jim Battagliese

Study: D.C. drivers spending more time on the road

Local motorists spend 24 percent more time driving during peak hours.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 05:29am EDT

Tags: max smith, Jim Battagliese, traffic

Ways to beat the traffic on Memorial Day weekend

With motorists leaving town for Memorial Day, regular commutes could be a lot trickier this weekend.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:30am EDT

Tags: Memorial Day, Travel, Jim Battagliese, AAA, traffic, Mike Murillo

Traveling this holiday? Have an alternate route

Choose to leave during off hours and off days, and have other routes in mind to make your trip faster. We've got some suggestions.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 06:29pm EST

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Jim Battagliese, traffic, holiday traffic, holiday travel, christmas


Halloween means afternoon commute begins earlier

The commute on Halloween traditionally starts earlier in the day as parents time-shift and head home to get their children ready to trick-or-treat.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 08:58am EDT

Tags: Halloween, Jim Battagliese

After long holiday comes the traffic blues

Shorter days and longer commutes are ahead.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:19am EDT

Tags: wtop traffic, david dildine, Jim Battagliese

Early nightfall plus Election Day could cause commute confusion

When the time change meets Election Day, the evening commute can become more complicated.

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 11:02am EST

Tags: Election Day, Jim Battagliese, veronica robinson, traffic, Daylight saving time

Should more roads be like highways?

If the region has outgrown its roads, and there really is no room for expansion -- as Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton says, then what's the solution?

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 04:33am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, sprawl & crawl, transportation, U.S. 50, Jim Battagliese

How to stay safe on the road this winter

Winter might be delayed, but it is certainly coming. In preparation, here are some tips for staying safe on the road.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 04:42am EST

Tags: driving, cars, Jim Battagliese